The “Goodwill Journey,” an appropriate name for such an undertaking, refers to an escapade by a group of likeminded individuals who’ve decided to make positive change in the world they adventure through.
Wissam completed his first trip in 2010, from Dubai and across 36 countries in 60 days, finally arriving in London 40,000kms later.The trip’s goal was to help children with special needs in Gaza and was in collaboration with ‘Hope and Play,’ a U.K.-based charity organization focused on helping the children of Palestine.
This year’s trip, rightfully dubbed the Silk Road Journey, will span across 21 countries of Asia carrying the message of Palestine. This time around, the trip is longer and tougher, posing a more satisfying challenge for rider and founder Wissam, who is excited about the heightening of the adventure. Yet again, it will begin in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai. After crossing through neighboring Oman, Wissam will bravely ride his way through Iran, into Pakistan, then India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, then Nepal, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Once there, the vividly green scenery of Eastern Asia will guide him through the remainder of his unrelenting and thrilling route as he journeys into Mongolia, China, then heading further Southeast into Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and finally reaching the hilly and sandy terrain of Singapore.
The dangerous trip will take place mostly on rough and traitorous roads, outdoing his last trip by spanning 60,000kms and requiring 130 days to complete.
The trip’s expenses and requirements will be handled solely by the Goodwill Journey in all trips; to ensure that every penny fundraised will go towards the Center.
WHO IS THE PCRF?
PCRF, or the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, is a registered non-political, non-profit organization established in 1991 by concerned and altruistic individuals in the United States to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youth in the Middle East. Since its establishment, the philanthropic union has expanded beyond the borders of Palestine to help suffering children from other Middle Eastern nations, such as Iraq, solely based on their medical necessities. The PCRF aids in locating free medical care for children who are unable to get the necessary and specialized treatment in their homeland.
Also, PCRF helps to improve the quality of medical care in the Middle East by sending medical equipment and supplies to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Clearly, charity cannot be sufficient enough to guarantee the wellbeing of an entire nation, so the organization has taken further steps to ensure children in need are attended to properly. With the health and longevity of a nation in mind, the PCRF has both trained Palestinian surgeons to treat patients, as well as sent American medical personnel to the region to treat difficult cases and train medical personnel, too.